Samsung Galaxy Ace is new phone announced at CES 2011 this January and available from February 2011. HTC wildfire is a bit old and was released last year. The price of these phones are similar and both are mid range Android phones.
Here we publish a detailed comparison between Samsung Galaxy Ace and HTC Wildfire:
|Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830||HTC Wildfire|
|Dimensions||59.9 x 112.4 x 11.5 mm||61 x 117 x 12 mm|
|Weight||114 g||118 g|
|Display Type||3.5 ” 320 x 480 pixel 16M color TFT capacitive touch screen||3.2 ” 240 x 320 pixel 16M color TFT capacitive touch screen|
|Operating system||Android 2.2||Android 2.1 (upgradable to 2.2)|
|Optical track pad||No||Yes|
|UI||TouchWiz v3.0||HTC Sense|
|CPU||800 MHz Qualcomm MSM7227||528 MHz Qualcomm MSM7625|
|GPU||Qualcomm Adreno 200||No|
|RAM and ROM||512 MB, 158MB internal memory||384 MB, 512MB ROM|
|MicroSD up to 32GB, 2 GB included in the box||MicroSD up to 32GB, 2 GB included in the box|
|Camera||5 MP with autofocus and LED Flash||5 MP with autofocus and LED Flash|
|Additional Camera features||Geo Tagging, Smile and face detection||Geo Tagging|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g|
|Bluetooth||v 2.1 with A2DP||v 2.1 with A2DP|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS||Yes, with A-GPS|
|3G||Yes, HSDPA – 7.2 Mbps||Yes, HSDPA – 7.2 Mbps|
|FM radio||Yes, with RDS||Yes, with RDS|
|Battery||1350 mAh Standby – 640 h (2G) / Up to 420 h (3G)
Talk time – 11 h (2G) / Up to 6 h 30 min (3G)
|1300 mAh, Standby – 480 h (2G) / Up to 690 h (3G)
Talk time – 7 h 20 min (2G) / Up to 8 h 10 min (3G)
|Price||Rs 15,100||Rs 13,500|
Mobile Gyaan Verdict:
Even though Galaxy ace has better processor and battery life than HTC Wildfire there are several kind of lacuna in it such as no flash support in web browser and light sensor. Other than that both lacks DivX/Xvid video support out of the box. Galaxy Ace has HVGA screen which is better than QVGA screen in wildfire. If you need a phone with better screen and processor go for Samsung Galaxy ace otherwise go for wildfire which is cheaper. Else you could also wait for HTC Wildfire S that has better screen and RAM which will release in India in the upcoming months.
Samsung Galaxy Ace. Though price is slightly higher than Wildfire, it has bigger screen and better resolution, better processing power, improved battery, pre-installed Froyo are some of the few features that makes it worth to pay additional hundreds of bucks for the Galaxy Ace over HTC Wildfire.
Update: As pointed out by Anubhav, Samsung Galaxy Ace doesn’t have an LED Flash. Those who want a phone to take lots of pics, consider this point.